Rob Di Stasio on wed 6 jul 05
I bought one for applying terra sig but it keeps shedding hairs. I've
tried to keep pulling out the loose ones but they keep coming. Any
tricks worth passing on?
Vince Pitelka on wed 6 jul 05
>I bought one for applying terra sig but it keeps shedding hairs. I've
> tried to keep pulling out the loose ones but they keep coming. Any
> tricks worth passing on?
There are hake brushes and there are hake brushes. It may be that you just
got an inferior one. Years ago we bought several dozen cheap Chinese hake
brushes with crimped metal ferrules holding the bristles. Those were the
best brushes I have ever found for applying terra sig, because once the
initial loose bristles were washed out, they just didn't release any more
bristles. I'm still using some of those brushes.
My only advice is to try a different kind of hake brush. Some are better
than others. When you start using a new one, immerse the bristles in a
bucket of clean water and gently shake back and forth in order to dislodge
any loose bristles.
Make sure you never, ever leave a brush standing in water-based media for
any length of time, because that will usually loosen the bristles.
Good luck -
Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Technological University
Smithville TN 37166, 615/597-6801 x111